Smoky Stewed Collards

Serves 4

Dried chipotle peppers add a smoky flavor that traditionally comes from smoked ham hocks.  Cooking the greens low and slow in this rich broth imparts a deep, savory flavor into the tender collards.  Traditionalists will ask for collards, but you can experiment with other greens like mustard, turnip, and chard.

1 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch collard greens, stems on, chopped
2 dry chipotle peppers
3 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
Ground black pepper, to taste

To cook greens:  Heat a medium pot over high heat.  Add the onion and carrot.  Saute until onions are soft and start to brown, about 20 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes, just to soften.  Add water as needed to prevent burning.  Add the collards, chipotle peppers, and water.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook until greens are tender, at least 40 minutes.  Season with salt and black pepper and serve.

Smoky Stewed Collards  

Smoky Stewed Collards

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1/4 recipe)

Calories 37.99
Total Fat 0.4g <1%
Sodium 317.2mg 13%
Potassium 216.29mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 7.74g 3%
Fiber 3.14g 13%

Sugar 2.28g
Protein 2.2g 4%

Vitamin A 5258.67IU 105%
Vitamin C 22.69mg 38%
Calcium 145.57mg 15%

Iron 0.39mg 2%
Vitamin E 1.33mg 13%
Riboflavin 0.09mg 5%
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 9%
Folate 78.41mcg 20%
Vitamin K 238.19mcg 298%
Magnesium 21.63mg 5%
Manganese 0.44mg 22%